CES 2021: LG showcased its first-ever rollable smartphone at the event

Ruben Fields
January 13, 2021

Details about the device remain thin on the ground now, but it seems that it has been trademarked the LG Rollable.

LG offered a glimpse of its first rollable phone at CES 2021.

During the opening of Jin-hong Kim's (SVP, Head of LG's Global Marketing Center) presentation, the scene was shown through a smartphone which expands from a smartphone to a tablet. It's now merely a part of LG's Explorer Project that examines ways to "breathe new life into what makes a smartphone".

LG's rollable smartphone is now in the concept stage, so nothing has been finalized.

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LG really wants nothing to do with foldables, even as Samsung has shown no signs of backing away from the idea. For what it's worth, the LG Wing was once a part of this project too - fingers crossed.

As the name suggests, LG is using its rollable display technology to create a phone that starts out as a somewhat normal-shaped phone, but it can then expand or resize by unrolling to turn into a mini tablet. While we're intrigued by LG's latest concept, we have a lot of questions about how it works. How does it effect battery life?

"The portable 6.7-inch AMOLED Rollable Display re-defines the standard form of a smartphone".

Not much is known at the moment about the TCL rollable phone. LG isn't the only company to be exploring the possibility of a rollable smartphone; TCL and Oppo have also shown off rollable phone concepts. LG did not talk about the mechanism that makes the screen furl and unfurl. Unfortunately, however, there is still no word on the key tech specs of the phone.

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